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Chelsea fans slam players for ignoring mascot

Chelsea fans have slammed their own players after their drubbing at Anfield on Wednesday night, and not just for the 4-1 defeat. As the famous ‘You'll Never Walk Alone' anthem rang out, the Chelsea mascot was captured on camera being completely ignored by his heroes.

While Mauricio Pochettino's squad members were gathering in the huddle before kick off, the young boy was standing completely on his own on the pitch, looking confused about where he should be.

Fans of the club soon took to Social Media to express their disgust at the mascot's treatment.

 

Chelsea fans are furious

“Poor lad,” wrote another Chelsea fan. “Absolutely hate seeing stuff like this and so disappointed in our players for not taking notice of him.”

“This is really sad & shows where we are at as a club… shambles,” added another Blues fan.

To put the incident into context, the current waiting list to become a Chelsea mascot is four years. New applications to become a Chelsea mascot are closed at the moment.

The Chelsea Supporter's trust attempted to locate the mascot's Mum on Social Media after the match and later posted the following update: “We have spoken with the mascot's mum. Regardless of ‘who was responsible' – this should not have happened. We will ensure that this wrong is made right!”

A second opportunity for Chelsea mascot

Meanwhile, the club have also contacted the mascot's parents and invited him to be the captain's mascot at another Chelsea game in the future.

This was not the first incident where players have been criticised for failing to acknowledge a mascot. Arsenal players were also berated for ignoring a mascot at Carrow Road in 2019, and there have been other episodes involving Premier League stars.

The fallout from the Chelsea mascot incident just capped off a miserable night for the side, who now sit 10th in the Premier League table with just nine wins from 22 matches this season.


Chloe Digby

An experienced freelance football writer, editor and podcaster, Chloe has worked for Forbes, the Guardian, the BBC, Mundial Magazine, FourFourTwo Magazine the iPaper, OneFootball, Tortoise Media and many more. Chloe has been a regular at Stockport County since 1995 and also follows Fiorentina. She is an expert on fan culture, having traveled all over England and Italy watching football.

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